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CEO resignation not enough: blame also lies with Bob Simcock

Thursday, 5 October 2017, 2:06 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

CEO resignation not enough – blame also lies with Bob Simcock 5 October 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE More >>

MP Pay determination already showing problems

Friday, 29 September 2017, 2:46 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Linking MP's pay to reflect public sector wage increases has seen MP's receive a 2.5% pay hike. Backbench MP's will now pocket an extra $4,000 per year. More >>

Public confidence in electoral process requires Police

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 11:35 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the report of a Police complaint having been laid on behalf of Election Services against former Whangarei District Councillor Jayne Golightly, Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers Union, said: More >>

Ardern's Recommitment to Budget Responsibility Rules Welcome

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 11:23 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers' Union is welcoming Jacinda Ardern's recommitment to the Labour Party's budget responsibility rules announced pre-election, vowing that they would still apply to any deal to form a government with New Zealand First. More >>

Barrie Saunders Appointed to Taxpayers' Union Board

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 9:47 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Well known Wellington former lobbyist and journalist, Barrie Saunders, has been appointed to the board of the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . The Chairman of the Taxpayers’ Union , John Bishop says, “Barrie has many years of experience in ... More >>

NZTU takes full-page advertisements in tomorrow’s papers

Monday, 18 September 2017, 7:51 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

18 SEPTEMBER 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ‘More spending equals more tax and more debt’ is the key message of full-page pre-election newspaper and online advertising campaign being launched tomorrow by the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. The taxpayer ... More >>

Bribe-O-Meter Update: Adding Up the Cost

Monday, 18 September 2017, 4:40 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

18 SEPTEMBER 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE In the final Bribe-O-Meter update before the election, the Taxpayers’ Union has put together the combined manifesto costings for a range of potential coalitions. These figures will allow voters to gain a better ... More >>

Saudi sheep - we were right all along

Friday, 15 September 2017, 12:21 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

"It is a sad indictment on the Government, the Office of the Ombudsman, and New Zealand's public institutions that it has taken more than two years for it to be confirmed that the public were lied to about the existence of local advice which justified ... More >>

Labour's Tax Pledge Means Their Numbers Don't Add Up

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 12:01 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers' Union says Labour can’t have it all ways, pointing out that Labour’s manifesto is costed at $23 billion over the next Parliamentary term, second only to New Zealand First. More >>

Tax Inspector Prostate Inspector

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 7:56 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Tax Inspector Prostate Inspector 12 SEPTEMBER 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Winston Peters' idea that tax refunds should depend on getting a prostate check is his most bizarre idea ever, and a breach of human rights, says the Taxpayers’ Union. “Taxpayers’ ... More >>

I'm A Neoliberal & Jacinda Is Too

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 11:52 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Jacinda Ardern's 'rejection' of neoliberalism is nonsense, says Jordan William, Executive Director for the Taxpayers' Union. More >>

National Party’s numbers versus the Bribe-O-Meter

Monday, 11 September 2017, 4:03 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Finance Minister Steven Joyce’s claims that the National Party's election promises amount to $1.4b in new operating spending over the next electoral cycle may technically stack up, but is misleading. A better comparable figure is the $8b in promised spending ... More >>

Māori police cars as offensive to taxpayers as to Maori

Monday, 11 September 2017, 3:06 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers' Union says the Police need to focus on catching crooks, not spending money on rebranding Poice cars with Māori designs, as a silly PC-PR gimmick More >>

Why won't Greens front up with the numbers?

Friday, 8 September 2017, 1:22 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Despite Green Party Leader James Shaw's assurance that voters would have an opportunity to assess the fiscal impact of the Party's manifesto, to date the Party has failed to release it's full fiscal costings. More >>

Labour's company tax pledge welcomed

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 2:06 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming Jacinda Ardern’s promise, in an interview with the Australian Financial Review , to keep the company tax rate at 28% if elected, and is encouraging Labour to be more transparent on their other proposed taxes. Jordan ... More >>

35,000 reasons for Jayne Golightly to reimburse ratepayers

Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 7:52 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

35,000 reasons for Jayne Golightly to reimburse ratepayers 6 SEPTEMBER 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union has received clarification from the Whangarei District Council that the upcoming by-election, resulting from Jayne Golightly not being a ... More >>

Councillor’s citizenship stuff-up costly for ratepayers

Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 2:20 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union says that former Whangarei District Councillor Jayne Golightly’s excuse that she was unaware of her citizenship status, meaning that she was not legally entitled to be a candidate isn’t good enough, given her public admission that she ... More >>

Robertson's budget set to be the best since Roger Douglas

Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 10:16 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is delighted that the Labour Party are committing to, in effect, running zero budgets outside of the areas of spending they have already announced. Clarification that their ‘operating allowance’ is annual, and not cumulative, ... More >>

Refusal to rule out land tax will scare struggling kiwis

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 12:56 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Labour leader’s refusal to rule out introducing a land tax in the first term of a Labour-led Government will scare New Zealanders struggling to pay the monthly bills, says the Taxpayers' Union. Ms Ardern refused to rule out a tax when asked ... More >>

For the first time, ACT is the biggest spender

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 9:40 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

For the first time, ACT is the biggest spender in weekly Bribe-O-Meter update More >>

   

 

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